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February 2021

Places of Worship are permitted to remain open under the current national lockdown for England.  However, given the current state of affairs we have decided to operate our services in a “mixed mode” format for the time being.  So for now, you are very welcome to… 

Attend on line…

All our services are available on line.   Sunday (10 a.m.) and Wednesday (12.15 p.m.) Communion Services will be on Zoom.  Simply click on this link to join the service, then use Passcode: 1898.

The link will be live from 9.30 on Sunday and from noon on Wednesday.  Below are links to order of service / notices etc:
Sunday order of service
Wednesday order of service
Notice sheet and readings for Sunday 3rd January

If you prefer to join by telephone, please dial 020 3481 5240, then when prompted enter
Meeting ID: 421 684 0451
Participant ID (there is none: just enter #)
Passcode: 1898.  

From Monday to Friday Morning and Evening Prayer will be streamed live on Facebook at 7.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m. and also on Twitter, Youtube, and the Vicar’s Twitter. For readings and Psalms click here. To see the whole service, click here or even better get the Common Worship Daily Prayer App – good for your private devotions too.  Usually this is a sung service, and the music can be found here.

… or in person

On the other hand, you are still welcome to attend any of these in person. You will be best placed to judge for yourself, based on your own level of vulnerability, whether this is right for you. If you do cone in, on Sunday and Wednesday you will find a simple service of Holy Communion without procession, choir, organ – but with, God willing, the Holy Spirit present among God’s people gathered in body and over the internet.  

Waiting for the Wednesday Lunchtime Service to start, in Church and on Zoom
Waiting for the Wednesday Lunchtime Service to start, in Church and on Zoom

The online congregation will be visible on a big screen, with their voices audible over the PA, and the congregation in Church will be visible to those at home.  So to the best degree possible we will be one gathered community.  Those who join in person will be able to receive Communion (in one kind only); however sadly they won’t be able to join in the after service conversation, as we are not permitted to mingle physically.

The Church is large and high ceilinged and there will be few people here, as many of the regular congregation will be on line.  Please wear a mask, stay a good two or three metres away from anybody you don’t live with, use hand sanitiser provided, and check in at the desk for track and trace on arrival.

Morning Prayer will be in the Chancel, to aid social distancing.  Again, if you choose to attend in person, you are welcome – at present the physical congregation is usually very small indeed, often only the Vicar – however God is, by Grace, ever present.

Church open for private prayer

The Church continues to be open for private prayer: 3pm-5.30pm Mondays, 9am-noon Wednesdays. Please come and sit in this quiet and beautiful space where generations have prayed before us.  Light a candle.  Reflect in peace.  There will sometimes be quiet music.  The heating will be on.  Enter by the North Door, Ponsonby road at the end farthest from Roehampton Lane.